Tips for Cutting Heating and Cooling Costs
Paying for the heating and cooling of a home, particularly a larger one, can really cut into the budget. Practicing many different techniques, investing in your home, and making sacrifices can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your heating and cooling bills. Many people may take for granted that they are going to have to pay so much for this bill or that bill. Yet there are many ways to cut back in many areas of your life. The electric or gas bill that’s necessary to heat your home is no exception. There are definitely ways to save.
Tips for Cold Weather Savings
Have a fireplace? If you do, make the most of it, whether gas or wood. Many people don’t take advantage of the wood
Family Dollar or Dollar Tree. Are They the Same?
The “Big Daddy” of the The Dollar discount stores chain is Dollar Tree, Inc. Only the Dollar Tree is a true dollar store. While Family Dollar Stores boasts many items priced at $1 or less, it also has many more priced higher than $1 and even higher than $5.
All Dollar Stores are not equal. In fact, the Dollar Store can cost you more. You may have already found this out. The area I shop in boasts a large variety of Dollar Stores just waiting for your dollars. However, out of all of these stores available to the shopper – only one lives up to it’s name and that is the Dollar Tree.
Every single item is exactly one dollar including top brand named foods. The ambience is relaxing, spotless and friendly, while clerks bag your treasures with a smile.
If you aren’t lucky enough to fi
If you want to go on a leisure or business trip to a destination far from home, you often have to travel by airplane to get there. This costs money and lots of it nowadays since flights are horribly expensive. Fortunately, there are ways in which you will be able to save a nice amount of money on your airfare. This article is about how and where you can do so, based on the experiences of a frequent flyer.
In order to describe the ways in which airfares can be purchased at the cheapest rates possible, I have decided to explain everything in three steps. Afterwards, answers are provided to questions often asked by those who plan on traveling by plane.
1. Try to Plan Your Trip as Early as Possible
Airfares tend to
How Can I Save Money on Groceries?
There are millions of people each year forced to live on strict budgets. In order to survive, they have to find places where they can save money. There are some things — like luxury items — that can be chopped from the budget. Food is not one of those dispensable things.
From the year 2000 to 2016, the amount of money spent on groceries per household has steadily increased. In 2016 it was estimated that each household was spending approx seven thousand dollars a year on food alone.
A walk through any grocery store will prove how expensive food has become. It can be hard to find enough money to feed just one, but most families are feeding multiple mouths. What can you do when yo
How Much Do Paper Napkins Cost?
There are really no studies that show how much the average person spends a year on paper towels and wash cloths, but let’s break it down like this.
If at each meal you use a paper napkin over a course of 30 days and you have 3 meals a day and restrict yourself to only one paper napkin no matter how messy the meal is, that is 30 times 3. That is 90 napkins a 30 day month. If there are two or more people in the household that doubles or more, but lets say it is just you, and there are 365 days in a year. Then by the end of the year you alone have used 1095 napkins.
It doesn’t seem like much, but not many of us use just one paper napkin especially during messy meals. More often than not there are also other people in the household, and paper napkins are never just used for meals, they are also used for cleaning messes. Rais
Abandoned Televisions are Loaded
I never thought about taking a television apart until I started to recycle metal. Inside there is a sizable coil of copper wire near the cathode ray tube. There are stainless steel clamps, sometimes brass screws, circuit boards containing solder, wire, silver, aluminum, and even a small amount of gold.
But certainly you need to be careful of how you dispose of the picture tube, and particularly aware of how easy it can be for that tube to explode. I suggest watching the video below.
This kind of discovery gets you thinking about other storehouses of metal and recycle material. We only recycle about 30% of the metal we use for fabrication. Not only are there copious amounts of metal, but there are a myriad of objects made from metal. The serious recycler will frequently daydream about all the possibilities.
Step 1: Search for the best price on your item
If there is a product that you are planning to purchase, but you have not decided on a particular store, it is always best to perform an online search for the product name to see what merchant offers the best price.
If you have already decided on a particular merchant, continue to Step 2.
Tips to perform your internet search:
If you have the particular name or model number, type it into the search bar. Depending on the search engine, you will usually find some shopping results and prices directly on your search results page.
There are certain sites dedicated to finding a low price on a particular brand of product or on types of products.
Here are some example sites:
You can also try typing “find the best price on [insert product name]” into your favorite